TOM JONES | MEALY BLOOM

96pp, 18.9×24.61cm, paperback. Front and back cover images by Stathis
Tsemberlidis, from his book “Transmutation: Of Human Bodies and Flora”
(2013); see more at decadencecomics.com.

6.50 GBP | 8.00 EURO | 16.50 USBUKS

For a limited time, Jones’ Perdika Press pamphlet AKHMATOVA is available
with MEALY BLOOM for the discounted price of:

8.50 GBP | 10.50 EURO | 20.00 USBUKS

All prices inc. P&P

MEALY BLOOM brings together more than ten years of work by the poet Tom
Jones. It collects the pamphlet Transactions Grotesques, and presents the
new sequence “The Punk Star Tuba”, along with sixteen other poems, including
versions of Mandelshtam and Tsvetayeva. In a prefatory “Advertisement”, the
author set outs the poetics governing this collection: “the sense that
training of the conscience is possible, and could be done through this kind
of text.”

Tom Jones teaches English literature at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of “Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy” (Palgrave, 2005) and “Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present” (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). Essays can be found in “Jacket” and “Complicities” (Litteraria Pragensia, 2007). His books of poetry and translation include “Transactions Grotesques” (Barque Press, 2002) and “Akhmatova” (Perdika Press, 2007). His poems have appeared in “Quid”, “Boxon”,
“Blackbox Manifold”, “Cambridge Poetry Summit: Some Evidence”, and “Prague Literary Review”. He can be heard reading his poems at The Archive of the Now.

See the website for an extract from the book: http://mountain-press.co.uk/mealybloom.html

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